2020 Patient Outcomes

Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

Patients Served

In 2020, the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) treated 1139 patients.

Patients were treated for:

  • Stroke (20%)
  • Brain Injury (20%)
  • Spinal cord injury (17%)
  • Orthopedic problem (11%)
  • Neurological problem (9%)
  • Amputation of the lower part of the body (3%)
  • Severe burns (1%)
  • General rehab and complex problems (23%)


Individual outcomes are influenced by many factors including:

  • Severity of injury
  • Previous health status
  • Medical complications
  • Support systems

During 2020, 70% of persons served returned home or to the community after discharge from the rehabilitation program in about 19 days. Length of stay is based on the unique needs of the persons served and based on the individual the stay may be a longer or shorter amount of time.

On average, individuals receive three hours of therapy per day and RIM patients exceeded the national benchmark for goals met by 6%. At times our patients required further treatment in an acute care hospital and 16% were transferred to the hospital for further treatment before completing their rehabilitation program. The average age of persons served was 57, with the program also serving adolescents with an average age of 17.

Our 2020 Outcomes by Rehab Problem

 StrokeBrain InjurySpinal Cord InjuryOrthopedicsNeurologicalGeneral Rehab/MedicalAmputation, Lower ExtremityAdolescentsBurnsAll Conditions
Number of Discharges228231191129103261367141143
Percent of Patients Discharged to Home or Community62%70%64%76%70%77%72%88%71%70%
Average Length of Stay**20212614161314151519
Average Hours of Therapy per Day2.922.932.842.782.732.833.052.713.092.86
Goals Met Compared to the NationSameSameBetterBetterBetterBetterSameSame/BetterWorse (Our patients measure at 4% greater complexity than the Nation)Better
Average Age61515552566558174657
Percent of Patients Transferred Back to Acute Care Hospital****15%14%15%15%24%16%19%13%7%16%

Source: eRehabdataTM
**Average LOS for Orthopedics was calculated including amputations; amputations are solely represented in the respective column.
***Percent of patients transferred back to acute care hospital for Orthopedics was calculated including amputations; amputations are solely represented in the respective column.

The Patient Is Our Purpose

Safety is our number one priority at The Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan and creating a program that safely meets the needs of the persons served is very important to us. For this reason, feedback and suggestions from the persons served and their support systems are used in creating our annual strategic plan.